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2003 Emeriti

RESOLUTION
conferring upon

DR. RONALD W. GATTERDAM
the title of
Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Ronald W. Gatterdam served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1982 to 2003; and

WHEREAS Dr. Gatterdam has dedicated his time to expanding the educational opportunities of University students by establishing or refining graduate and undergraduate computer science degree programs, which efforts were helpful in winning and maintaining accreditation; and has developed and taught several new courses in addition to special topics courses of particular interest to his students; and is highly regarded by his students and colleagues alike in his rigorous but fair approach to teaching; and

WHEREAS Dr. Gatterdam has performed research in group theory, computability and splicing systems, general algorithms and algorithms on strings, and has published his findings in more than twenty articles in numerous refereed journals; and has written a published textbook that was used in a required course at the University for several years; and whose work in these regards directly contributed to the continuing growth of the department and research productivity of the Department of Mathematical Sciences; and

WHEREAS Dr. Gatterdam has forged new alliances between the business and industry communities and the University by assisting undergraduate and graduate students with internships and job placements; and was a leader in the creation of the Faculty Senate as an advocate of the importance of shared governance within the University; and has been an active and productive member of a variety of committees and task forces, ranging from academic issues to student athletics;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Ronald W. Gatterdam for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Gatterdam and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Ronald W. Gatterdam as Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Ronald W. Gatterdam, and conveyed to Dr. Gatterdam on this day of May 11, 2003.

 
 

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